So, what's the solution? Measure nothing and continue to see our college graduates move back home with their parents after school under a mountain of student-loan debt? Know yourself? How about support yourself?
We can help to raise a generation of kids who feel empowered by science, technology, engineering and math rather than be daunted by the subjects.
The very fate of our democracy depends upon the next generation reversing the tides of apathy, demanding more from our public servants, and assuming the reigns of leadership, poised for informed deliberation and collaborative governance.
Certainly, the education sector is neither immune to change nor simple in construct and regulation. Improving how teachers teach and students are educated can be accelerated by providing a stronger working environment.
Online learning -- done right -- is the most effective way to reach a majority of those students for whom higher education would otherwise be out of reach.
Computer engineering and program development are two of the fastest growing professions in the world. With such high demand, many developers created mobile apps disguised as games that teach the basics from the Elementary School through High School levels.
School integration at the K-12 level, as well as in in higher education, needs to be a national priority -- and needs to be given a central role in the Department of Education's Strategic Plan.
School is in full swing, which means that at least one group of sixth graders is about to undergo an enormous, transformative experience.
When we talk about what concerns them most about leaving home, I am surprised about how little they know about living in the real world. Not one of them can cook... anything. I see four years of kids downing cereal and calling it a meal.
There is anger brewing in this heartland community of Cortland, New York over unfair new teacher tests.
When women speak plainly and mince no words, they are abrasive, harsh, and just plain -- well -- rude. The same people who object to my tone waste no time denouncing me in abusive language.
Politicians repeat deceptive talking points about broken schools while ignoring the elephant of poverty and racism in the room. So-called educational reform has been an failure and even Estee Lauder herself couldn't make this a pretty picture.
It appeared to be some kind of vocabulary and spelling exercise. Less important to me was which subject was being taught, however; I was amazed at how it was being taught.
How about we spend time focusing on arming students -- and their parents -- with tools to be successful and competitive; in lieu of determining the worth and ability of that kid, based on current struggles
Through our work at Next Generation Schools, we have realized that programs of capacity building and motivation of teachers are instrumental in uplifting teacher morale and the quality of teachers in Uganda.
In the coming year, as A.B. 1266 goes into effect in California, be prepared to read a lot of stories like this: "Local Transgender Student Provokes Mixed Reactions," about the "controversy" surrounding news that a transgender student would begin attending school presenting as a girl.